The Portugal talisman been heavily linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in recent months.
Ronaldo, 32, has reportedly told his Real team-mates he wants to quit La Liga and return to the Premier League.
Manchester United have been tipped to re-sign their former star, with Red Devils executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward desperate to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
And according to Spanish transfer outlet Don Balon, Ronaldo wants to quit Real.
However, the forward knows his salary and the transfer fee are issues for numerous Premier League clubs.
So Ronaldo has hatched a plan to force through his return to England - take a pay cut.
The Portugal international currently earns around £350,000-a-week at Real but Ronaldo knows United and co will be interested if he isn’t demanding as much cash.
Don Balon add that Ronaldo has told his agent Jorge Mendes to speak to interested clubs about a huge summer move.
United are back in action on Friday night when the Red Devils travel to Yeovil in the FA Cup fourth round, where Alexis Sanchez could make his debut.